I Peter 3:15 (NIV) But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
The Lord intends for us to stand before others and proclaim our faith.
The stronger your faith, the better you can rise above the inevitable stresses of turbulent times.
And the more enthused you are about your faith, the better you can share it. Are you genuinely excited about your faith?
And do you make your enthusiasm known to those around you? Or are you a “secret agent” for the Lord?
God’s preference is clear: The Lord intends that you stand before others and proclaim your faith. Genuine, heartfelt Christianity is contagious.
If you enjoy a life-altering relationship with God, that relationship will have an impact on others; perhaps even a profound impact.
We must always be ready to give a reason for the hope we have in the Lord.
God wants you to be able to tell your story because the word of your testimony and the power of your story is a witness of the Lord’s divine enablement.
It’s probably the most powerful way you’ll ever share His love with people and those you care about.
You’ll be amazed by how your witness of what the Lord has done in your life can impact the lives of family, friends and even your foes.
Whether you are at a sports event, sitting with a family member or standing in front of a group of people, the Bible calls us to “always be ready” to explain our hope in Christ with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15 NIV).
I use to listen to a radio broadcast called the Bible answer man hosted by Hank Hanegraaff.
Hank always emphasized the need to be able to give a reason for the hope we have in the Lord with gentleness, love, and respect.
Point to ponder
Does Christ reign over your life? Then share your testimony and your excitement. The world needs both, let’s recommit and make the impact necessary for the Lord.
Prayer – Dear Lord, let me be an enthusiastic participant in life. And let my enthusiasm bring honor and glory to You for the rest of my life, Amen.
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